Monday, January 6, 2014

Frugal Tips: Easy ways to keep your home warmer

Saying that today is going to be "cold" is quite the understatement.  Popular Mechanics has a list of 19 easy winterizing tips for your home to help you save money on heating costs.  But, if you need a couple quick, easy solutions to get through these next couple days, try these:

  • Put on layers.  This tip sounds like a no brainer, but in theory, a lighter long-sleeve shirt will help keep you two degrees warmer.  A heavy sweater will up the temp about 4 degrees.  Pile on the layers to keep you warm without turning up the thermostat.
  • Use blankets.  Use blankets to cover yourself for added warmth.  Also, hang blankets over windows to act as insulation from drafts and to help keep the warm air from escaping.  Also, consider rugs or blankets on your hardwood floors.

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